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Education Policy, Organization and Leadership 590-BB3: Student Protests & Higher Education: Primary Sources

This guide provides resources to help students in EPOL or EPS 590-BB3 find information about student activism in recent times.

Primary and Secondary Sources

Primary source
             In scholarship, a document or record containing firsthand information or original data on a topic, used in preparing a derivative work. Primary sources include original manuscripts, periodical articles reporting original research or thought, diaries, memoirs, letters, journals, photographs, drawings, posters, film footage, sheet music, songs, interviews, government documents, public records, eyewitness accounts, newspaper clippings, etc.

Secondary source
             Any published or unpublished work that is one step removed from the original source, usually describing, summarizing, analyzing, evaluating, derived from, or based on primary source materials, for example, a review, critical analysis, second-person account, or biographical or historical study. Also refers to material other than primary sources used in the preparation of a written work.

Electronic Resources

Books

Your topic may include books or other materials that are held in the UIUC library system.  In order to find books, do an Advanced search by subject for Student Protests in the library catalog.  Use the drop-down menu to change the search field to Subject.  You can also search by title, author, and other information by using the drop-down menu.

  

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